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Cokely leaving Colquitt County

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December 7, 2007

Moultrie -- The Colquitt County football team will have a new head coach next season, as Tim Cokely Friday announced his resignation as coach and director of football operations.

Cokely spent three years with the Packers, winning fourteen games while losing eighteen.

Colquitt County advanced to the second round of the state playoffs his first year on the job, but missed out the last two seasons.

The Packers finished 2-8 overall in the always tough Region 1-AAAAA this past year.

Colquitt County principal Bob Jones says the region opponents make the coaching position both inviting and a tough sell.

"Yes, it is attractive on one side," says Jones, "but on the other side, if you don't have what it takes to meet that competition, and to get your team ready every Friday night, it could be daunting."

The Packers went 5-12 in region play during Cokely's tenure with the team.

Jones says the school will begin its search process quickly.

"We will be contacting some coaches here in the state of Georgia, who have experience, and who have had success at their respective programs."

The Packers finishing 2-8 last season.

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